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  • George W. Bush more popular than Obama: poll

    Former US President George W. Bush is now more popular than his successor Barack Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. The survey said 52 percent of Americans polled have a favorable opinion of the former Republican president who was in office between 2001 and 2009, while 49…

    AFP
  • Airbus says three engines froze on crashed A400M

    Initial findings on the crash released by Airbus confirmed that the immediate area for concern was the plane's engine control software, on which it recently ordered safety checks. Other buyers include Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain.

    Reuters
  • Texas inmate, 67, set for execution in slayings 31 years ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the oldest Texas prisoner put to death in an execution scheduled for Wednesday evening.

    Associated Press
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    Police hunting for suspect who pushed woman onto subway tracks in Greenwich Village

    Police say the victim, 28-year-old female, was on the south bound "6" train on Lafayette and Bleecker Street on Monday night, when she was approached by a male suspect acting erratically.

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  • Iraq, Iran fighters deployed to defend Damascus: security source

    Thousands of Iranian and Iraqi fighters have been deployed in Syria in past weeks to bolster the defences of Damascus and its surroundings, a Syrian security source told AFP on Wednesday. "Around 7,000 Iranian and Iraqi fighters have arrived in Syria over the past few weeks and their first priority…

    AFP
  • Deaths of two children in Connecticut home deemed 'suspicious'

    (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl were found dead on Tuesday in a Connecticut home where gas was detected, and police were treating the deaths as suspicious, the Hartford Courant reported. A despondent 36-year-old woman was found outside the East Haven home and taken to the hospital…

    Reuters
  • Boyfriend With Hidden Child May Harbor Other Secrets

    DEAR ABBY: I'm having a hard time getting over a secret my boyfriend, "Wayne," kept from me. We have been off and on for 14 years, but back on for the past four. The problem is, he had a child with a woman in a different country. The child is now 9. Wayne didn't mention it until four years ago,…

    Dear Abby
  • California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

    SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.

    Associated Press
  • Ukrainian army accuses rebels of launching 'large-scale offensive'

    Ukraine's army on Wednesday accused pro-Russian forces of launching a big new attack against government positions in breach of a shaky ceasefire. Rebel forces began a "large-scale offensive against Ukrainian positions" close to the separatist stronghold of Donetsk at 0400 local time (0100 GMT)…

    AFP
  • 3 Reasons You Can't Lose Your Belly Fat

    Recently, a friend asked me how she could reduce her belly fat. She is a fitness instructor who works out regularly and follows the "80/20 rule" -- eating healthy about 80 percent of the time. Still, she couldn't lose her belly fat and was frustrated about it.

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  • These Are the Hardest States in America to Be LGBT

    Images of LGBT people across American society are more diverse: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympian, is one vivid example. The report also notes that nearly 90 percent of LGBT people live in states where their children aren’t legally protected from discrimination for having a LGBT parent. Nearly 60…

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  • $1 million bail for California woman charged in road rage death of Navy officer

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A San Diego judge set bail at $1 million on Tuesday for a 25-year-old woman charged with murder in what police said was a road rage killing of a U.S. Navy special operations officer on a busy freeway. Darla Renee Jackson is accused of ramming her car into the…

    Reuters
  • More than 10,000 jihadists killed since coalition raids: US

    More than 10,000 jihadists have been killed in air strikes against the Islamic State group over a nine-month coalition campaign, US deputy secretary of state Antony Blinken said on Wednesday. "We have seen enormous losses from Daesh (IS), more than 10,000 since the beginning of the campaign and…

    AFP
  • Lion kills American tourist driving in S. African park

    A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. "There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion did come through the window and bite the lady," Scott Simpson, operations…

    AFP
  • Bear killed after biting 2 people at Colorado campsite

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — People at a Colorado campsite fought off a bear that was later killed by authorities after it bit one man in the head and attacked another person, official said.

    Associated Press
  • Mexico candidate slain; 1,000s of ballots burned in attack

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican congressional candidate was shot dead in a town bordering the capital Tuesday, becoming the fourth politician to be slain ahead of Sunday's midterm elections.

    Associated Press
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    Chinese cruise ship sinks (43 photos)

    Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River. The tally of those brought to safety stood at 15…

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